What to Do if You Lose Your Job, Revisited If you are gainfully employed but worried, or if you have recently been let go, brace yourself both psychologically and financially. After that, work to understand what is happening to jobs in this country and to the economy. If you understand, it will be easier to develop the new mindset required to survive and, dare I say, prosper in the new job market.
Lost Your Job? Here's Information You Need Now. A lot of the work I do involves perfectly productive people who have been terminated by their employers. I continue to be surprised at their surprise when it happens. Even though rumors about lay-offs often swirl about them and, in some instances, have actually started, many of the white-collar professionals I know remain in a state of denial until the very last minute when it finally happens to them.